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Anisarchus medius  (Reinhardt, 1837)

Stout eelblenny
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Stichaeidae (Pricklebacks) > Lumpeninae
Etymology: Anisarchus: Greek, anisos = unequal + Greek, archos = anus (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 300 m (Ref. 50550), usually 30 - 100 m (Ref. 10571).   Polar, preferred ?; 85°N - 51°N

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North Pacific: Bering Sea to Japan and southeastern Alaska. Northwest Atlantic: Arctic to western Greenland and Labrador, Canada. Northeast Atlantic: Norway, Russia and Spitsbergen (Ref. 10571).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56557); common length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10571)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 0. Caudal fin rounded (Ref. 10571). Body light yellowish, usually with faint darker patches (Ref. 10571).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on muddy bottoms, generally preferring water below 0°C and salinities above 30 ppt. (Ref. 10571). Benthic (Ref. 58426). Feeds on small benthic invertebrates (Ref. 10571).

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Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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